Saturday (29 April 2023) was my second week as a Volunteer at Middleton Woods parkrun. I had to give up taking part in parkruns at Cross Flats Park after my 100th parkrun, with me having arthritis in my knees. But I got the 100 parkrun t-shirt.
I was marshalling at a very good spot in the woods allowing me to take some photos, which you can see on the Middleton Woods parkrun Facebook page.
In his report, parkrun Director Mark Bowman commented:
“Finally we had some spring like conditions down the woods and yes we might be biased, but once again our course was looking splendid.
“A massive well done to Miggy Woods Parkrun legend Terry, who took the number 1 token for the 300th time since he started park running, an incredible record.
“We had visitors from as far away as Essex, Staffordshire and across the dark side in Lancashire
“Andrew smashed out his 50th run and we welcomed Arjan & Danny to the parkrun family for the very first time… come back and see us again soon.
“We welcomed 17 first timers to our event and 12 of you recorded new Personal Bests, including our junior Jasper who flew round in under 22 minutes.”
Mark also thanked the volunteers that helped on the day: Terence Gareth Forrest, Andrew Johnson, Josh Dixon, Sheila Brogden, Richard Beckwith, Martin Kaye, Roger Burkhill, Mark Bowman, Maggie Credland, Ewan Johnson and Kenneth Ingram.
Next Saturday (6 May 2023) will be Middleton Woods parkrun’s fifth birthday. As it coincides with the coronation of King Charles III, organisers are encouraging people to wear red, white and blue … and there will be cake at the finish!
parkrun is a free, weekly, timed, 5km run, jog or walk. Middleton Woods parkrun starts at 9am every Saturday at Leeds Urban Bike Park on the Ring Road. You don’t need to book, just turn up, but do register and get your barcode at www.parkrun.org.uk/register before your first visit.
Photo: parkrunners line up at the start
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